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Cold and Flu Myths

The common cold, also known simply as a cold, is a viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract that primarily affects the nose. The throat, sinuses, and larynx may also be affected. Signs and symptoms may appear less than two days after exposure to the virus.

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Sneaky Things You Touch Every Day That Could be Toxic

Deodorant/antiperspirant Another surprising—and scary—place you might find aluminum? In that stick that gets a bit of under-the-arm action daily. Though meant to keep you feeling fresh and warding away stinky post-workout situations, Dr. Gropper says many formulas utilize aluminum to clot your pores and prevent excessive sweating. But since absorbing aluminum is linked to Alzheimer’s disease and both prostate and …

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“Healthy” Habits You Didn’t Realize Were Damaging Your Teeth

I’ve always been diligent about brushing my teeth at least twice a day. Who doesn’t love a minty-fresh, picture-perfect smile? But six or seven years ago, I learned that my technique was sorely lacking. I tended to rush through the job, scrubbing furiously, and after decades of overly vigorous cleaning, my teeth had developed an uncomfortable sensitivity to heat and …

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Annoying Behaviors of Women Against men

If you’ve ever felt overly-irritated by your partner, coworker, or friend, it might not be all their fault (unfortunately)—especially if you’re a woman.

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Things Your Itchy Skin Can Reveal About Your Health

Kidney Disease An intense itch all over the body often occurs in people with late stage kidney disease or who suffer from chronic renal failure. In fact, one study showed that 42 percent of dialysis patients suffered from moderate to extreme renal itch. “Some people describe it as a nuisance,” says Anthony M. Rossi, MD, assistant attending at Memorial Sloan …

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Top 10 most dangerous countries for women

10. UNITED STATES – The only Western nation in the top 10 and joint third with Syria for the risks women face in terms of sexual violence, including rape, sexual harassment, coercion into sex and a lack of access to justice in rape cases. The survey came after the #MeToo campaign went viral last year, with thousands of women using …

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Everyday Habits You Don’t Realize Could Shorten Your Life

Midnight snacking That sweet or salty late night treat that you just can’t resist may increase your risk of heart disease or diabetes, according to research out of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. “This habit increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes because in time you will not only have high triglycerides levels after your …

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Extraordinary Benefits of Using Olive Oil

Clear up acne OK, the notion of applying oil to your face to treat acne does sound a bit wacky. Still, many folks swear this works: Make a paste by mixing 4 tablespoons salt with 3 tablespoons olive oil. Pour the mixture onto your hands and fingers and work it around your face. Leave it on for a minute or …

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Household Items That Could Cause Cancer

We all know that we can prevent cancer by making healthy lifestyle choices like not smoking, maintaining a healthy diet, and putting on sunscreen when we go out in the sun.

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Signs and Symptoms of Protein Deficiency

If you always feel hungry and have cravings for food and snacks, it may be because of a low protein, high-carb and sugar diet. The problem could be that you have unlimited access to high-calorie food in which the amount of protein is low in comparison to its calorie count.

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